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About Riga and Places to Visit
Located on the Baltic Sea, the Latvian capital city of Riga is a European cultural center. The city is also known for its large concentration of buildings designed in Art Noveau. The House of the Black Heads was once home to a guild for unmarried merchants, shipowners and foreigners.
Although the building was destroyed during World War II, its reconstruction was completed in 1999. Today, the house hosts the city’s most important public and private events. Riga’s open-air market is the largest market of its kind in Europe. A food tour of the market is a popular way for visitors to learn about Riga’s history and the cultural influences that are reflected in Latvian cuisine.
Some of these specialties include rye bread pudding, grey peas, Pelmeni dumplings and Latvian Pork Cutlets, called Karbonade. Another popular place for local gatherings is Riga’s Freedom Monument. The memorial honors soldiers killed during the Latvian War of Independence. One of the most scenic views of Riga can be found at Panorama Riga, a wrap-around terrace at the Latvian Academy of Sciences.
Riga International Airport (EVRA) is 7 miles (12 km) from Riga’s city center. Empty legs and transient aircraft are extremely popular in the region.